Trampolining

For children who like to be airborne, we have Trampolining classes. These can deliver the same health and well-being benefits as Gymnastics: balance, coordination, cardiovascular fitness and self-confidence. Because toddlers and bouncing are such a natural combination, we start our courses young with Gym and Jump. More information on this course can be found here.

From age 5 upwards, children can come to our Entry/Stage 1 Trampolining classes. Children’s progress is monitored against the Edinburgh Leisure competencies and you can keep a track by signing up to our Coaching Home Portal.  We also run Trampolining sessions for children with additional support needs – the sessions are highly effective for increasing muscle tone, coordination and self-confidence.

We are delighted to welcome you back through our doors and to get back to helping Edinburgh keep active and well - always. We're very grateful for all the support we have received throughout lockdown and can’t wait to see you again soon in our venues.

It is very important that you read our safety guidelines below before attending any class. These include where to drop off and pick up children at each of our venues and much more essential information to help everyone have an enjoyable and safe Edinburgh Leisure experience.



How to book a class

See our class timetable, space availability and request to book a class. Click below to find out how.

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Please book into our Entry/Stage 1 class if your child is new to our trampolining programme, or has had a break and is in Primary 1 or above. Even if they have done some trampolining before, our coaches will assess all new children coming into these classes and will recommend the correct class for them to move to if appropriate.

If your child has had significant recent experience please submit an enquiry using the form on this page and one of the team will get back to you.

This class is where all children who are new to our trampolining programme will start if they are in Primary 1 or older. Even if your child has had previous trampolining experience, or has taken a break and is coming back this is the class to book into.

The Stage 1/Intermediate Trampoline class is a more advanced level of training ideal for those who have developed their basics. Within this class children will work on building upon the basics skills learned in the general trampoline class however in addition, some children enter into this level after attending a General level in another similar sport. 

Sessions will include both strength and conditioning work alongside more advanced skills development work to increase the overall skill base and prepare participants technically for further levels of trampolining.  

When children attend the Stage 2 class they will be showing key indicators that they are eager to learn, show good listening skills and have a desire to be taking part in the sport.  At Stage 2, the gymnasts will see the length of lesson extended to a 90 minutes session. For gymnasts to attend a Stage 2 class they must be disciplined, have independence and be committed.  

At this level they will build on their flexibility, strength and stamina that has been developed through previous stages. The gymnasts will be challenged with difficult skills which will need good body tension and spatial awareness.  

You cannot book directly into this class, please book into 'Entry/Stage 1.

Ideal for Children that have developed strong trampolining skills and have been invited to attend by their coach.

The coaching sessions are two hours long, allowing the children to work on specific breakdowns and give them the preparation time required for the higher level skills that the children will be working on. 


All of our coaches have direct links with external trampolining clubs so they can progress onto club level when they are ready.

You cannot book directly into this class, please book into 'Entry/Stage 1.


Within this class children will work on building upon the basics skills learned in the general trampoline class. In addition, some children enter into this level after attending a General level in another similar sport. Sessions will include both strength and conditioning work alongside more advanced skills development work to increase the overall skill base and prepare participants technically for further levels of trampolining.  




On our class timetable you can check spaces, request to book a space, or if the class is full you can 'Note interest' in a class like it. Here's how:

  1. Check where and when your class will be on when we reopen and whether it has spaces using the 'Class timetable and availability' button below. 

  2. If there are spaces, you can complete a 'Booking Request Form'. Your space is not guaranteed at his stage. We will check and get back to you to confirm we have held a space and what the next steps are.  Your space is guaranteed once we have your Direct Debit instruction and we have emailed confirmation to you. We will not collect any Direct Debits until we can run our classes. Normally we collect Direct Debits on or around the 1st of each month. The monthly amount is calculated over 11 months with no Direct Debit being collected in July of each year.



Trampolining is a fun and challenging activity for everyone of all ages and abilities. It is one of the most comprehensive exercise programs available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and discipline. children can begin at a young age and continue through their teens and beyond. While some children use their talents and skills to become competitive, others participate in the sport simply because they enjoy learning new skills, developing their fitness or just having fun.

The benefits of trampolining are also beneficial for people with additional support needs. Children and adults will use the trampoline in a safe and inspirational environment. Each week children learn the skills and techniques needed to become competent on the trampoline. Edinburgh Leisure then hosts and annual trampolining competition to try out their new skills.

What to wear

Children should wear appropriate comfortable clothing that they can move around and be active in, for example T-shirts and shorts or leggings. Please note that dresses or skirts are not ideal. Please tie long hair back and remove any jewellery, and children should take a water bottle into their class with them. Note they will take part in the trampoline lessons in their socks. Parents of children in our Jump Nippers classes (3 to 5 years) are an important part of the class where both the children and adults have great fun learning and socialising together. Parents are encouraged to really get involved as the more the parent does then the more the child will take part. Parents are also advised to wear comfortable clothing.

When can children start trampolining?

Edinburgh Leisure offers classes for children from as soon as they are crawling right the way through to adult. There’s nothing little ones like better than bouncing and climbing on equipment. Saying that, it’s never too late to start trampolining and we have classes suitable for teenagers through to adults.

For further coaching frequently asked questions click here.